This document - specifically for the international development and humanitarian communities - is a synthesis of a growing body of research on mobile phone data analysis in development or humanitarian contexts.
Research examples focus on the indicators which can be extracted through analysis of de-identified call detail records (CDRs). In particular: mobility, social interaction and economic activity. Published by the United Nations' Global Pulse initiative, which is exploring how new, digital data sources and real-time analytics technologies can help policymakers understand human well-being and emerging vulnerabilities in real-time. www.unglobalpulse.org